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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 6, 2013 1:13am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

I think it's just a misspelling of 'Iroha'

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 7, 2013 6:07am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

Can you tell why the following do not work?

http://archive.org/search.php?query=war%20gulf^4
http://archive.org/search.php?query=buttonwood~%20AND%20sort=-reviewdate
http://archive.org/search.php?query=downloads:[10000%20TO%20null]
(all three according to the syntax on the Advanced Search page)

Why does this work:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=%28collection%3Atexts%20OR%20mediatype%3Atexts%29%20AND%20-mediatype%3Acollection&sort=-reviewdate
but not this:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=%28collection%3Atexts%20OR%20mediatype%3Atexts%29%20AND%20-mediatype%3Acollection%20AND%20sort=-reviewdate

And why is a hyphen required in front of the ‘reviewdate’?

Why is the result of:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=-collection%3A%28usfederalcourts%29%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts&sort=publicdate
different from:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=-collection%3A%28usfederalcourts%29%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts&sort=-publicdate (this gives the correct result)
Neither of them are ignoring the ‘sort’ term for without sort the result is different:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=-collection%3A%28usfederalcourts%29%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts


(I learnt that while
http://archive.org/search.php?query=bookANDdownloads:[1000%20TO%202000]
does not work,
http://archive.org/search.php?query=book%20AND%20downloads:[1000%20TO%202000]
works.
Apparently, spaces are required around ‘AND’.)

This post was modified by aibek on 2013-01-07 14:04:19

This post was modified by aibek on 2013-01-07 14:07:34

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 7, 2013 7:21am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=war%20gulf^4

The "^4" is odd, not sure what it means. Remove that and it works.

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=buttonwood~%20AND%20sort=-reviewdate

"sort=" can only be used by manually adding it to the end of the URL with a "&". There is no way to sort using the search language, unfortunately.

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=downloads:[10000%20TO%20null]

This one appears to be have two problems: the "null" should "0" (zero), and it should be reverse order ie. "[0 TO 10000]".

> sort=-reviewdate
> why is a hyphen required in front of the ‘reviewdate’

The hyphen says reverse the sort order ie. from newest to oldest. Without the hyphen it would be oldest to newest. The hyphen can also work to exclude things from searches (very useful). So to exclude search from the opensource collection:

-collection:opensource

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 7, 2013 6:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

Thanks!

So, the only documented features which do not work are the ‘war gulf^4’ and ‘downloads:[10000 TO null]’. (These terms are from the advancedsearch.php page.)

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 6, 2013 3:20am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

You are right. Thanks.